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Clipper Premium - Wed thru Sat


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Amazon Cruise

This 3-day cruise will be available for Mondays departures only.

A fantastic way to discover the myths of the Amazon, being part of the nature and still have the comfort of a luxury ship. You travel while you sleep and wake up every day in another incredible spot. Excursions are done from the boat and you will be able to fish your own dinner.

You will experience trips with outboard powered canoes in smaller creeks to see life on the flooded plains, rubber trees, lakes with giant water lilies, watch the birds, visit the local inhabitants and walk in the forest, always accompanied by expedition english speaking guides.

Your adventure will follow with night trips to see nocturnal animals, views of the floating docks, market and houses on stilts.

* 2009 Trip Dates (Wednesday-Saturday):
Oct 14-17, Oct 28-31, Nov 04-07, Nov 25-28, Dec 02-05, Dec 09-12, Dec 23-26
1 Day - Manaus / Amazon Forest

Departure from Tropical hotel landing-stage at 14h30.
Presentation on board of staff, route and facilities.
Navigation to the Pagodão river (tributary of the Negro).
Canoe trip shortly before sunset, returning after dark, with the possibility of observing nocturnal animals and perceive the change in the forest as night falls.
Navigation to Acu Creek or nearby tributaries.
Overnight aboard.
2 Day - The Amazon Forest

Walk in the forest with commentaries by the specialist.
Observation of the flora.
Visit to a Caboclo family. Chance to see the local way of life, preparation of manioc flour (the staple foodstuff of the Amazon), the health and education situation of the children etc.
Navigation through the Anavilhanas, the world's largest fresh water archipelago, more then 1000 miles from the ocean.
Visit to the village of Novo Airao, with its handicraft boat yards where the Amazon Clipper was built, sawmills, market and other activities.
Night trip to see caimans and possibly frogs, sloth, snakes and other species, depending on the season.
Overnight aboard.
3 Day - The Amazon Forest

Navigation to Praia Grande or other white sand beach.
Swimming if conditions permit, and observation of the vegetation of sandy areas.
Canoe trip in lake Acajituba or adjacent lake domains to see typical flora (rubber trees, Brazil nuts, useful palm trees of various types).
Fishing for piranhas.
Stop at the Paricatuba community to see old abandoned rubber-boom buildings, now overgrown with strangler fig trees.
Overnight aboard.
4 Day - Return to Manaus

Lake Janauary. Canoe trip at sunrise for bird watching.
Navigation to the Meeting of the Waters.
Return to the Tropical hotel landing-stage, with fine views of Manaus' waterfront. Arrival at 11h30.
Included in the package:
* Permanent assistance of an expert bilingual guide;
* 3 overnights in the boat;
* Meals: 3 breakfasts, 2 lunches and 3 dinners; and
* All the above mentioned activities.

Not included in the package:
*Airport taxes and air tickets;
*Transfers hotel or airport to the pier or vice-versa;
*Medical expenses and hospitalization;
*Any type of insurance;
*Personal expenses or extras; and

What to bring:
Although the climate is considered hot and damp all year round (about 80 to 85 Fahrenheit), it can be surprisingly cool at night in the jungle or on the river. Most of the time, passengers will find themselves wearing light clothing such as T-shirts, shorts, bathing suit and sandals, but for the hikes in the forest they should also have a long sleeved shirt, long trousers, light coat, good closed footwear such as high tennis shoes or hiking boots, small flashlight, binoculars, and personal effects.
We also suggest you bring some cash to pay your extra expenses as several boats do not accept credit cards.

Important remarks:
1. The below mentioned rates are per person valid until December'2010.
2. This package is not valid during Christmas, New Years, Carnival and Holidays.
3. Meals: The meals are prepared on the boat from supplies taken aboard in Manaus and sometimes caught fresh on the way. Foodstuffs that need it are preserved in freezers or refrigerators. The water served on board is mineral water. The meals are generous and varied, basically consisting of local cuisine where fish plays a strong rule and many times is caught fresh on the way.
4. Changes in route: The activities described may be altered due to weather conditions, season or group make-up with the intent of maximizing your experience of the eco-system.
5. If you have extra luggage left in Manaus, please keep your guide informed when of your transfer to the lodge.
6. The new rules and regulation from the Official Navy Department in the Amazon demand that every passenger boarded in a boat during transfers in the Amazon River needs to be in a passenger list containing full name, date of birth and nationality. Otherwise the transportation company will pay a fine and might be stopped apprehended, delaying the regular transfers. Please inform us your details when of your booking request.